- Sarah Wylie organised a romantic hike as a first date with a man she met online in July
- She started tumbling down the mountain and impaled her hand
- Her date abandoned her to fight for her life and has since blocked her on social media
Australian Sarah Wylie started an online romance with a new man earlier this year.
After 3 weeks of online chatting, the pair decided to go for a first date together – a romantic hike up Queensland’s Mount Tibrogargan.
She said they opted for the hike as a unique experience.
They reached the summit successfully but things went horribly wrong on the way down.
Sarah slipped and started tumbling down the slippery slope.
She shared, “As I was falling I looked behind me and noticed there was a tree stump so I tried to grab onto it, but instead I impaled my hand.”
Briefly.co.za understands the tree sliced into her palm and all the way through her middle finger.
Sarah went into shock as she saw the vast amount of blood and shouted for her date to rip off her vest and manufacture a tourniquet.
However, he opted to give her his sock instead. He then claimed he needed to rush to work and left Sarah to fend for her life.
To add insult to injury, he asked for his bloodied sock back before jetting off.
Sarah reveals she was shocked by his behaviour and an agonising 3 hours ensued before she was rescued.
She endured urgent surgery and 22 stitches as well as temporary loss of use of her hand.
Sarah also explained that the man subsequently sent her a text message to state the outing was not a date.
To rub further salt into the wound, he blocked her on social media.
A bemused Sarah said, “I cannot fathom that a human being could do that in this day and age. I was completely alone, which added to the trauma.”
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